The pollsters have said that it would be a BJP sweep in Uttar Pradesh. There was a momentum in favour of Akhilesh Yadav prior to the elections but in the post-poll scenario, all that has changed if exit polls turn out right. Pollsters say that if the Samajwadi Party loses, then it would be due to two major factors.
One, Akhilesh should have stayed away from the Congress. This could have had a bearing on the SP’s chances according to exit polls. Second, after winning the symbol battle before the Election Commission, Akhilesh continued to associate with his uncle Shivpal Yadav.